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World Sight Day 2022

World Sight Day 2022:

World Sight Day is observed globally on the second Thursday of every October.

  • Theme for 2022: ‘Love your eyes’
  • This year, World Sight Day is being observed on 13th October to draw attention to the issue of blindness and vision impairment among people.
  • The day was first observed by the SightFirst campaign of the Lions Club International organisation in the year 2000.
  • Since then, it has been integrated into the VISION 2020: The Right to Sight (V2020) plan.
  • The V2020 plan which was launched in 1999 is coordinated by the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) in cooperation with the World Health Organization (WHO).